Chair and Lamp by Eddi Törnberg

Chair and Lamp by Eddi Törnberg

The exploitation of energy resources has played a decisive part in the development of human kind, often at the cost of our natural environment. Inspired by self-sufficient societies, Eddi Törnberg has investigated new, unexpected and eco-friendly ways to produce energy.

Instead of finding out the most effective way to derive electricity from for example hydropower, Eddi Törnberg focuses on situations in our daily life where energy is generated as a by-product of some activity. The guiding principle seems to be, »Don’t waste anything useful«.

He has generated electricity from the heat created when sitting in a chair and used it to power a lamp. Also, he has worked on the possibilities of deriving energy from the radio waves of cell phones.

The result is a mix of different techniques – as harm­less to humans as to the environment – enough to power all the lighting in a household.